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The Demon's Lexicon

By Sarah Rees Brennan
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan digital book - Fable

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Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie. . . .

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3.5
“I can see the problems. But I'm reminded of why this book had an effect on me. I've always felt like Nick; weird and distant. I've always had a hard time grasping love or affection. I'm single-minded about who I care about. I respect routine. So as much as I was frustrated by him, I am frustrated with myself. You can't change your nature, it seems. But maybe you can defy expectations. What is nature anyway, if not ever-changing? Love Alan, Jamie, Mae. Can't wait to read the next one.”
“I can't remember exactly where I saw The Demon's Lexicon so highly recommended. I read a lot of book blogs, and I need to start making notes of where I read recommendations. I remember reading about it on Angieville most recently. I didn't love it as well as the other reviewers I read, but I liked it. I thought it started off a little slow, and I couldn't quite figure out what the big deal was. I also had a hard time connecting with or liking any of the characters. But the story was interesting and well-written. The last 1/4th of the book was probably what made the story work for me. Before that, honestly, it was nothing special. It was okay, but not great. The characters were distinct, and all of them had their own quirks and personalities. I didn't feel like anyone faded into the background, or was so boring that it made me wonder if the author was even trying. But I could never quite get a feel for the setting. They kept going from place to place, and I couldn't really picture any of it in my head. So it made the places seem meaningless to me. All of this could very well be my mood. I haven't been feeling well lately, and sometimes that rubs off on my book enjoyment. I can definitely see what there is to like about this one, and I do want to continue on with the series to see what happens next. If this had been a standalone book, and not part of a series, I think I would have been very disappointed.”

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